Tag: Alu

Greatest Songs of the 21st Century… So Far: An Idiosyncratic List.

The thirteenth year of the 21st century doesn’t seem to be the right time to look back on the best of the millennium.  Those lists usually come on the decade and quarter century marks.  But I was asked to compile another Top Ten list for Echoes affiliate, WXPN in Philadelphia.  This time, the impossible assignment…

Alu’s Psychosis Cabaret

The Echoes Podcast with Alu is now up on iTunes. Take a step inside the fascinating world of this gifted singer-songwriter who’s music embodies electronica, cabaret and goth in a joyful music with a chilling undertow.  Here she is talking about her song “In the Mausoleum” from her new CD, Madhouse Masquerade. Alu: It’s actually…

Alu’s Casket Salesman

While we wait for a new CD by LA goth chanteuse, Alu, she’s just released a video of one of her quirkier songs from the album,  Lobotomy Sessions.  Hear interview with Alu from 2009. John Diliberto ((( echoes )))  

John Diliberto’s Top Ten Songs for 2008: Alu to Gnarls Barkley

When WXPN, our Philadelphia Echoes affiliate, asked me to submit my Top Ten Albums and songs list, Program Director Bruce Warren said “send us your top ten albums and songs (if you have songs).” I knew what he meant by that parenthetical on a couple of levels. On Echoes, we usually don’t play songs, right?…

John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs for 2008

From Digitonal to the Dandy Warhols, John Diliberto’s Top Ten CDs for 2008. While you’re pondering the Echoes 2008 Listener Poll, I’ve already been solicited for a few year-end lists. I usually give a different list to different outlets. My (uncredited) Amazon.com list is pretty strictly New Age and limited to  titles that are actually on…

An Echo Location: Alu’s Cosmic Cabaret

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080716.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe latest singer to carry the torch of Kate Bush into new terrain is named Alu [You can also hear an Audio Version of this Blog, with Alu’s music] Ziggy Stardust came from Mars, Sun Ra came from Saturn.  Alu isn’t from another planet, but sometimes…